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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta JO THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thunday, May 21, 1970-------- Retiring Teachers To Be Honored Friday Eight retiring teachers will be honored at the animal ban- quet of city teachers Friday. Seven teachers are from the public schools and one from the separate school system. The banquet is set for p.m. at the El Rancho Motor Hotel. W. J. (BILL) WHITE William J. White, principal cf Gilbert Paterson School, has been in the teaching profession for 45 years. "A lot of changes have ta- ken place in the education field since I started to teach in a lit- tle one-roomed school with Grades 1 to Mr. White said recently, "there have been in- novations which have im- proved the field, but there are others which educators of my generation find difficult to ac- cept. "Perhaps it is a good thing I am retiring because there are a lot of things I believe in I cannot do, and while legally I could teach another two years, I have to admit I am just a lit- tle tired of compromising my principles." Mr. White was bora in Innis- fail where he went to public and high school. After gradua- tion from Calgary Normal School, he taught for a num- ber of years in rural schools in southern Alberta. "During this time I took a few summer courses at the University of Alberta, but I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wash- ington, through summer courses also." From 1932 to 1950 Mr. White served as vice-principal, then principal at Coalhurst. "The years of the depression were pretty hard on Mr. White said, "most-people were on relief and a lot of children had to drop out of school. In 1952, the year he got his degree, Mr. White became a staff member of Hamilton Jun- ior High. After a brief time there, he became vice-principal at the old Wilson Junior High, then moved to Paterson where he has been principal since 195S. "I've come to the conclusion that pupils are pupils, kids are kids, regardless of where they Mr. White stated, "but there has been an ominous change in then- attitude in the greater incidence of and a few more difficult kids in classrooms to deal with." What are the reasons for this? Society must share the Mr. White said, "par- ents are more indulgent, young- er teachers are too unionized, less dedicated in many in- stances, and the community is indifferent. We have allowed our children to become what they have become." Mr. White said that schools are having a trying time these days. "Children, like adults, have too much free he said, there isn't enough for them to do and this creates a general lack of responsibility. Many of them don't do their homework and their parents are disinclin- ed to insist that they do. The altitude of permissiveness .does little to help a child grow to become a responsible citizen. I think the time vyill come when the attitude BOW in schools will swing the other way again. I certainly hope so." Upon retirement Mr. White intends to use his leisure time in catching up on hobbies he has neglected in the past years. nadian Naval Service. She was stationed in Ottawa, then at Royal Roads where she was engaged in the presentation of training films for recruits. Upon retirement Miss Elford plans to do some travelling, "not too far afield, but in and close to Canada." MISS ESTHER ELFORD Esther Elford was born in Douglas, Minnesota, but came to Alberta at a very early age Her parents homesteaded near Foremost. Miss Elford received her education in Medicine Hat, the University of Edmonton and Calgary Normal School. Fol- lowing graduation she taught in many school districls in southern Alberta, including Lethbridge where she taught at Fleetwood, Wilson and Gilbert Paterson Junior High School, where she was a member of the original staff. "I've t a u g ht a good mony Miss Elford said, "But I have been interested mainly in literature." For the past few years she has been librarian at Paterson School. "Children today are allowed more opportunity to be crea- tive in their Miss Elford said, "this is a positive step in self-expression." During the Second World War Miss Elford was a mem- past few years. There is a ber of the Women's Royal Ca- RESIDENTIAL COOLING SYSTEMS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1242 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3388 land and France. "At one time 1 was quite Sister Irene recalled, "But I think I'm a little rusty now." After graduating from Nor- mal School in Calgary, Sister Irene taught in St. Mary's School in that city for 28 years. More recentlv she has been as- sociated with the Lethbridge Separate School Board teach- ing Science ami French in va- rious schools. Latterly she was in charge cf a class for ex- ceptional children. "Retiring doesn't mean stop- ping Sister Irene stated, "I like to sew and plan to catch lip on some of thai. 1 think perhaps I'm going to just count en helping out wherever I am needed." MBS. VERA HEAD Mrs. Vera B. HSad, a teach- er at Gilbert Paterson Elemen- tary-Junior High School, was born in Magrath, where she at- tended all cf her public school grades. She then attended the Cal- gary Normal School, moving to Brigham Young University to complete her education. She returned to Alberta to teach in an eight-student, three- grade school in the Bradshaw Siding district of southern Al- berta for a year, and then moved to Magrath to teach Grade 5. Five years later she mar- ried, and retired from teach- ing for a lew years. She return- ed to teaching as a substitute in Wrentham, staying on as a permanent teacher until 1957, when she moved to Lethbridge and a Grade 2 class at Gilbert Paterson. Mrs. Head comes from a family of teachers and says she is reluctant to have her teach- ing career come to an end. SISTER IRENE HOCHSTEIN Sister Irene was born in Nebraska but the family moved to the Pineher Creek area when she was a little girl. She attended St. Michael's School in Pincber Creek, later attending High School in Cal- gary. Upon graduation she joined the order of the Faithful Com- panions of Jesus, awl spent three years training in Eng- WEEK-END JUMBO SIZE GERANIUMS EXTRA-SPECIAL, EACH CATONEASTER HEDGING 18" to EXTRA-SPECIAL, EACH FRAME'S GARDENTERIA Corner of 7th Avenue and 20th Street North JUST ONE MILE NORTH OF THE WATER TOWER. Phone 327-2768 MISS VERNA GRAY Miss Verna Gray is a long time Lethbridge resident who has taught in the district for the past 45 years. Born at Wawanesa, Man., Miss Gray came to Lethbridge as a young girl with her par- ents. She received her elemen- tary and high school education in the city, prior to attending the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she gradu- ated with a degree in educa- tion, majoring in home eco- nomics. With the exception of two summer schools during the pre-war years, Miss Gray has taught exclusively in the city at Fleetwood, Westminster, Gal- braith, Hamilton Junior High and Wilson Junior High, where she has been for the past 17 years. Miss Gray indicated she will continue residence in Leth- bridge, but does plan to do some travelling. She cooks and sews for hobbies and is a member of the Quota Club of Lethbridge, the Southminster Businesswomens Club, and is an honorary life member of the local and provincial home economics associations. Barbara Boyle Barbara Boyle was born and educated primarily in Neudorf, Saskatchewan. She received her Grade 12 certificate at Lu- ther College, Regina, and her Normal School training at the Regina Normal School. Miss Boyle taught for 13 years, before moving to Alber- ta where she taught at Pinch- er Creek, Iron Springs and lat- terly Lethbridge. "You might say I went into Senator Buchanan School with the she said, "for I was there at the very begin- ning, to teach Grade 2." Miss Boyle is happy to see a return to the phonic system of teaching. "Children need a good foundation in phonetics in order to attack she said, "if they don't have this basic ability they develop into poor readers and spellers." In her retirement, Miss Boyle hopes to do some travelling, chiefly in Canada. MRS. MARJORIE BOULTON Mrs. Marjorie Boullon has been teaching elemen t a r y sclKol in Lethbridge for the past 17 years, the past three in a Grade 4 class at Allan Wat- son Elementary School. But she remembers teaching in her first school, a one-room, Grade 1 to 9 class at Hetlaw. Mrs. Boulton was born in On- tario, but moved to a farm just east cf Lethbridge before she entered school at Maclean, nearby. After finishing ,high school in Lethbridge, Mrs. Boulton went to the Calgary Normal school for her teaching certificate. Following ber stint at Ret- law, she moved to Monarch as principal for 1% years "a new school then" and then to Turin for seven years, leav- ing to return to Ontario when she got married. She returned to Lethbridge in 1953, teaching first at Gal- braith School and then three years later moving to General Stewart School. She moved to Allan Watson in 1967. She says she is generally en- thusiastic about most new teaching methods, "so long as they and the students are watched." CHEC Extends FM Operation The management of radio station CHEC has announced that effective June 3 the sta- tion's FM operation will be broadcasting 21 hours a day. CHEC-FM began broadcast- ing in October of 1969 on a limited basis with a "top forty" format. A two-hour classical music program was added in January of this year. The new schedule will retain both these features, with the addition of locally produced poetry read- ings. Broadcasting on FM will be- gin at 6 a.m. when the new for- mat comes into effect. Sign-off will be at 3 a.m. Sunday's broadcast, day will be from 7 a.m. to midnight, and will fea- ture a higher proportion of classical music. MRS. VELMA SHAW Vehna Shaw says when retires after-this school term she's going to take life easy and have nothing but fun. Mrs. Shaw was born in Dun- dalk, Ont., where she com- pleted her high school before moving to Toronto where she took her normal schooling. She taught for three years in north- ern Ontario before moving to the Vulcan district where she taught for three years in a country school. In 1930 she was married near Vulcan to Tom Shaw and didn't teach again until 1952 when she joined the staff of the Allan Watson school in Lethbridge. Now a widow, Mrs. Shaw has three grown children, Edna, Jim and1 Bill, and four grand- children. Mrs. Shaw says she has always liked children and has taught Grades 2 and 3 most of her life but is now teaching Grade 4. She taught for eight years at Allan Watson, four years at General Stewart, two years at George McKillop and two years at Senator Buchanan where she now teaches. Neiv Office For ORRPC The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission last night approved an .offer of office space from Young, Parkyn and McNab. Cost of the square feet of space at 1003 4th Ave. S. will be per year on five-year lease arrangement. Janitorial services and utilities are included. The move to the new location is necessary because the annex has been put.up for sale and could be sold at any time. THE YOUNG KILLERS. "You drive as you report traffic accident researchers. That's why so rnnny young men with problems ot home, school and work are also problem drivers. Find out what studies have shown about the young drivers who kill themselves and olbori and what can be done about it. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGl HERALD WEEKEND EducationalPriorities Theme For Weekend Conference Educational Priorities f o r the Seventies, a seminar on all aspects of education in Leth- bridge, will be held Saturday and Sunday and is open to the public. The two day conference, co- sponsored by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and the public and separate school boards, features Dr. R. N. An- derson, professor of education at the University of Leth- bridge, and Dr. F. C. Thie- mann, associate professor of educational administration at the University of Alberta. Society Elects Executive Election of the 1970-71 execu- tive and board of directors for the Native Friendship Society of Southern Alberta highlighted the first annual meeting of the organization in the Lethbridge Friendship Centre Wednesday night. Madaline Good Rider of Brocket was elected president for a one-year" term. The constitution of the society calls for two native people to serve two year terms. Elected were Philip Mistaken Chief and Joan Cochrane. The non-native person elected to a two-year term was Diana Lamer. She was also elected vice-president. Two non-natives elected for one-year terms were Josephine Schneider and Ric Swihart. Nellie Yellow Horn was elect- ed as the native person for a one-year term. Barbara Nowh'n and Enid Wr-ate were appointed as trea- surer and secretary respective- ly. Youths Guilty On Theft Count Four Vauxball youths were remanded until June 3 for sen- tencing when they pleaded guilty in magistrate's court in Vauxhall Wednesday to a charge of break, enter and theft. The three were reported to have broken into the Alberta government liquor store in Vauxhall on the nights of May 16 and 17 and stolen 13% cases of liquor valued at ?8GO. RCMP at Vauxhall appre- hended the youths and recover- ed most the liquor. Sessions start 9 a.m. each day in the Catholic Central High School library and lecture theatre. s "If there is a real genera- lion gap, a large part of the gap lies in the area cf each side misunderstanding the mo- tives of the a chamber education committee brief con- cerning the seminar says. "There seems to be either a real difference in value judg- ments oi' a thorough misunder- standing of the worth of the value system of the elder gen- eration by both generations." The brief continues on to sug- gest that the older generation has in the past made some bad decisions, which has made it difficult for younger people to agree to or accept any of its suggestions. Young people today are less interested in wealth and status, viewing them as part of the mistake of the older genera- tions; they have replaced these values with more tolerant atti- tudes and a "live for today" philosophy. "It is time to do something about this the brief says awl the con- ference is designed to do so. Organizers say the only way for the sessions to be success- ful are for the teachers, businessmen, every- one to take part. Following the conference, a committee will be immediately formed from participants to implement action programs de- signed to solve some of the problems faced by education in Lethbridge today, and an- ticipated for the remainder of the seventies. The objectives of the semi- nar are to explore existing so- cial conditions and problems winch have educational impli- cations for the future, and to examine possible means of promoting more extensive community participation in de- termining educational pricri- ties. The conference opens May 23 at 9 a.m. and at Dr. An- derson will speak on Society's Needs and Education's Re- sponses. Panel discussions following will include panelists Dr. S. A. Earl, of the University of Leth- bridge education faculty, Dr. Bill Beckel, acting U of L president, Cleo Mowers, pub- lisher of The Lethbridge Her- ald, Jack Matravers, a city businessman, G. A. Wilson, Hamilton Junior High School vice principal and Kenneth Krogman, representing the Lethbridge home and school council. In Hie afternoon, panelists and the audience will break into five or more small discus- sion groups. May 24 at 9 a.m. Dr. Thie- mann will speak on Commun- ity Participation in Education: Ways and Means. His address will be discussed by panelists Keith Robin, di- rector of the Lethbridge Com- munity College school cf con- tinuing education, Dr. 0. P. Larson, superintendent of Lethbridge public sch o o 1 s, John Boras, chairman of the LethbrMge separate school board, Reg Turner, principal of Winston Churchill High School, Dr. W. 0. Haute, from the Lethbridge research station and Mrs. Marilyn Krammer, representing the Lethbridge home and school council. The afternoon session will again involve small group dis- cussions. Oil Exploration Is Opposed The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Council yesterday voted to go along with the Lethbridge and Alberta Fish and Game Associations' oppos- ition to the granting of oil ex- ploration rights in the Cypress Hills in Saskatchewan. The council was told that oil exploration, which has been planned for about half the Cy- press Hills area, would pose threat to the wildlife and vege- tation in the area. Doug Shackleford noted that the Cypress Hills. are unique and called for no development or exploration in this area now or ever. Council members were also of the opinion that information relating to the granting of oil exploration rights should be made more public. Former Resident Dies In Montana A former Lethbridge resi- dent, Leslie J. Silliker ST., 87, died May 14 in Whitefish, Mon- tana, where he made his home for the past 33 years. SMILEY'S PLUMBING 6LASS UNED WATER HEATERS S120 AND UP Phone 328-2176 LEARN CREATIVE MAKE-UP IEARN HOW TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON YOUR BEST FEATURES Just One of Seven FREE Make-Up lessoni Provided By MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COLLEGE MALL 328-1525 Gifts Costume Jewellery How did those six Sioux get on our beer label? (Six? Count 'em. Six.) To say nothing of three crows. And a Hupmobile. And twenty-nine trees. And our House of Lethbridge. How? Frankly, we don't remember. It all happened many moons ago. But thing's certain: we'll never change our label. Or the great beer behind it. In Lethbridge, we go right on brewing it the slow, natural way, for real flavour. We have spoken. AFTER THE FAMOUS FORMULA OF ITU HOUM Of UCTHMMMK ;